Tunisian Brik (Essential Mediterranean)

Recipe by Jostlori
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 400°F Metl the butter in a small frying pan and cool the onion over low heat until soft but not brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine the onion, tuna, capers, parsley and parmesan in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the filo pastry sheets in half widthways. Layer four of the half-sheets together, brushing each with melted butter. Keep the remaining pastry covered with a tamp towel.
  • Spoon half the tuna mixture onto one end of the buttered pastry, leaving a border. Made a well in the center of the mixture and carefully break an egg into the well, being careful not to break it. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Layer two more sheets of the filo together, brushing with melted butter, and place on top of the tuna and egg. Fold in the pastry sides, then roll into a firm parcel, keeping the egg intact.
  • Place on a lightly greased baking tray and brush with melted butter. Repeat with the remaining pastry, filling and egg.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • NOTE: the yolk is still soft after 15 minutes. If you like your eggs firmer, bake for a little longer.